5 days in Bend & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Bend & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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Bend
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights

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Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip planner.

Portland to Bend is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bend when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 44°F. You will leave for Portland on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature
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Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Mt. Hood National Forest has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Mount St. Helens and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Visiting Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Oneonta Gorge will get you outdoors. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Vista House (in Corbett) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland travel planner.

You can drive from Bend to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Bend in September, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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